2021 Chicago Regional

Event Information

CHICAGO

 

SCHEDULE IS COMPLETE
The schedule for the 2021 Chicago regional competition is now complete. Competition is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, April 23-25 at the Genesee Theatre located at 203 N. Genesee St. in Waukegan, IL. Performance times for all studios have been emailed to studio directors, and a general schedule appears below. If you’ve not received your schedule confirmation, please check your email “spam” folder before you contact us.

CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
Your ability to make any changes or corrections to your acts is now limited. If, however, you discover an issue that requires attention you can email us at office@talentonparade.com to check your options.

SOLO AND DUET/TRIO SCHEDULING
Solos and Duet/Trios have been scheduled in a close to “normal” fashion but in smaller blocks by age division (NOT by studio). A complete awards ceremony, including TOP 10 lineups, will follow each solo/duet/trio block. Group competition, however, has been scheduled by studio groups (see below). We have scheduled this way to keep the total number of people within the venue at a minimum for social distancing purposes.

GROUP SCHEDULING
Group competition has been scheduled in 7 studio blocks consisting of not more than 3 studios at a time (most blocks include only 2 studios). Compare your performance times to the general schedule to figure out which block you are assigned to. The audience during group competition will be restricted to only those from the studios in the block. We anticipate a somewhat “fluid” schedule during group competition to accommodate costume changes. Please work closely with the guys backstage to help alleviate schedule conflicts regardless of the order your group acts are listed in your schedule confirmation. Also, be advised, you will likely not have time to rehearse your groups between performances. Please arrive at the venue fully rehearsed and ready to roll. Following each group block we will host a short adjudicated-only awards ceremony. At the conclusion of all group competition Saturday evening, we have scheduled a studio combined TOP 10 awards. The audience for this awards ceremony will be limited to 10 total persons per studio to include any combination of dancers, parents, and studio teachers you choose. Whoever attends will need to be prepared to gather awards for the studio as we will not mail awards. Please also plan in advance, and communicate within your studio, for who will attend this awards ceremony. Baring technical issues, we will live stream this awards ceremony, along with all other activities during the weekend, so others can watch from home.

MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED
Everyone who enters the venue will be required to wear a mask throughout, except for dancers as they perform on stage (venue rules). Social distancing will also be encouraged throughout the venue. We are also requesting that each dancer is accompanied by no more than two adult guardians to help keep audience size down. Again, baring technical issues, the entire show will be live streamed so others can watch from home instead. Please encourage your dance parents to be compliant and respectful of these rules. Keep in mind this event is all about putting kids on the stage where they desperately long to be, not about challenging rules or making political statements. Also, be aware that Covid guidelines are changing almost daily, so changes to these guidelines as printed here are subject to change at any time as well.

DRESSING TIME WILL BE LIMITED
Dancers will be encouraged to get in, make her/his changes quickly, then get out. If dressing assistance is necessary, please limit to one adult helper per dancer. We also strongly encourage all dancers to arrive in her/his first costume ready to go, and then leave the venue in her/his last costume of the day.

DANCERS WILL REMAIN IN THE AUDIENCE FOR AWARDS
We will not bring dancers to the stage as a group for awards at this show, except for selected TOP 10 lineups. Instead, we will be asking you to choose one dancer representative for each of your acts to pick up when called backstage. Specific directions for each awards ceremony will be announced from the stage.

PERFORMANCE MUSIC UPLOAD
If you’ve not already uploaded your music, you must do so immediately. Uploading your performance music is required. Log in to your DanceComp Genie dashboard and look for the “Upload Music” button. Attach each music file where indicated and you will be good to go. Contact us with any questions or issues and we’ll be happy to assist.

TOP ENTERTAINER AND PHOTOGENIC
Entry for these special awards should have been processed during your act entry period and will not be accepted at the door. If you still need to enter for TOP Entertainer or Photogenic you must email us at office@talentonparade.com prior to 5:00 pm (CST) Tuesday, April 13 with entry details. We will then contact you to make payment arrangements.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RECORDING WILL BE PROHIBITED
Photography and videotaping will only be allowed during awards presentations. This rule will be strictly enforced and has been established to protect your rights as a studio owner, director, teacher and/or choreographer. We also want to prevent unauthorized photos from being used elsewhere in a questionable manner. Professional performance photos and videos will be available from Alive Video and Photo for those who are interested.

CRITIQUES AND SCORES
Video critiques and digital scores will be available for you to view in the week following the show by logging in to your DanceComp Genie account dashboard.

GENERAL SCHEDULE
Friday, April 23

1:00 pm………….. Doors Open
1:45 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo Competition
4:55 pm………….. Ages 11-12 Solo AWARDS
5:40 pm………….. Group Block #1 Competition
6:55 pm………….. Group Block #1 Adjudicated AWARDS
7:30 pm………….. 15+ Duet/Trio and 17+ Solo Competition
10:00 pm………… 15+ Duet/Trio and 17+ Solo AWARDS

Saturday, April 24

7:15 am………….. Doors Open
8:00 am………….. Group Block #2 Competition
9:35 am………….. Group Block #2 Adjudicated AWARDS
10:15 am………… Group Block #3 Competition
12:30 pm………… Group Block #3 Adjudicated AWARDS
1:10 pm………….. Group Block #4 Competition
2:50 pm………….. Group Block #4 Adjudicated AWARDS
3:20 pm………….. Group Block #5 Competition
4:40 pm………….. Group Block #5 Adjudicated AWARDS
5:15 pm………….. Group Block #6 Competition
6:10 pm………….. Group Block #6 Adjudicated AWARDS
6:50 pm………….. Group Block #7 Competition
7:40 pm………….. Group Block #7 Adjudicated AWARDS
8:15 pm………….. TOP 10 AWARDS for All Groups*
* Attendance will be limited by studio for this awards (see below)

Sunday, April 25
7:15 am………….. Doors Open

8:00 am………….. 10 & Younger Solo and Duet/Trio Competition
11:15 am………… 10 & Younger Solo and Duet/Trio AWARDS
12:00 pm………… Ages 11-14 Duet/Trio Competition
2:20 pm………….. Ages 11-14 Duet/Trio AWARDS
3:00 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo Competition
5:10 pm………….. Ages 13-14 Solo AWARDS
6:00 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo Competition
8:05 pm………….. Ages 15-16 Solo AWARDS

* Saturday evening TOP 10 group awards attendance will be limited to 10 total persons per studio to include any combination of dancers, parents, and studio teachers as decided within your studio.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
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